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Naby Keita and Dejan Lovren may not be good enough for Liverpool

Naby Keita and Dejan Lovren may not be good enough for Liverpool

Liverpool are having their best season for a very long time under Jürgen Klopp and, with 12 games left to play, they still remain well within the mix fighting for the title.

After making an impact in the summer bringing in a few key players which have been crucial to their positive season, there have been a few players that haven’t been up to the standard with the rest of the squad.

Obviously, if the Reds are to win their first league title in almost three decades, every single member of that squad will go down as a legend. However, that doesn’t mean they quite cut the mustard.

Naby Keita

Naby Keita was flying high in the Bundesliga with his former side Leipzig having two successful seasons with the German side. Despite the success in Germany, Keita has failed to hit the ground running for Klopp and despite a few games out with injury has been given more than enough chances to show what he can do.

Given all these chances, Liverpool fans must be frustrated to see that their new midfielder has managed to register just 1 assist in 19 Premier League games in what is an attacking based team, and with a front three of Mane, Firmino and Salah it is hard to see why the 24-year-old is struggling to find goals and assists.

Dejan Lovren

Dejan Lovren had what has to be said an impressive World Cup with Croatia after reaching the final. Given such a strong performance in the World Cup the Croatian set himself up for what could have been a strong season alongside one of the best centre backs in the world in Virgil Van Dijk.

Unfortunately for Klopp and Liverpool fans, it has been quite the opposite as the 29-year-old has failed to make much of an impact on the Liverpool defence when he has been fortunate enough to play.

His poor form over the season has led to him missing key games such as the Merseyside Derby and away games against Arsenal and Chelsea. When given the chance to play it is clear that teams target the side of Lovren showing Klopp and the fans alike that he is a weak link in what usually is a strong defence.

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